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After a major earthquake in 1931 much of Napier was rebuilt in the style of the day leading many to visit "The Bay" for the art deco buildings and Napier’s attractive waterfront with the distinctive Norfolk Pines.
And the wines! Superb vineyards abound, many of them with cellar door shops & tastings. Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites At last count the region has some 90 wineries!
Hastings is surrounded by luscious orchards and don’t miss a trip up Te Mata Peak for an amazing vista. An excursion to Cape Kidnappers is well worth the effort too.
Prices from $280 to $300 per couple
Three minutes drive from Napier City Centre, 10 minutes from the airport.
Cobden Garden is the perfect bed and breakfast retreat in Napier. Offering a warm welcome and generous hospitality in an elegant colonial villa. Traditionally decorated but with modern facilities to provide for your every comfort.
Immerse yourself in the history, in the tranquil garden and enjoy the song of the many birds who make this established garden their home.
Located high on Bluff Hill with extensive views, Cobden Garden is just a 12-minute walk or 3-minute drive from the heart of Art Deco Napier City in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Choose one of three spacious, thoughtfully furnished bedrooms with king size or twin single beds and modern en-suite bathrooms.
Indulge in the sumptuous breakfasts made from fresh local produce and in the memorable pre-dinner social hour with local wine and homemade hors d’oeuvres.
Hawke's Bay has a reputation for fine wine and food and we certainly make use of local produce to prepare your choice of breakfast from the menu.
Having hosted in the area for nearly 19 years we are knowledgeable about the "must dos". From touring the Art Deco, CBD to cycling the many trails, visiting the gannets or the cute penguins at the National Aquarium and taking the drive or walk to the summit of Te Mata peak there are many options.
Recommending restaurants and activities to suit your inclination is something we do well.
Rayma and Phillip make every effort to make your stay extra special and memorable.
Rural Hawkes Bay
Prices from $160 to $195 per couple
50 minutes south of Napier, 3 hours north of Wellington.
We welcome guests to share the history and ambience of our home where you can relax in this peaceful Central Hawkes Bay location.
This is a beautiful region with rolling hills, world renowned trout fishing and hiking/tramping in the Ruahine Forest Park.
There are antique shops, several golf courses, highly regarded wineries and historic homesteads to explore.
Cycling is a popular activity and of course spending time at cafes and farmers markets is always an option.
Prices from $200 to $850 per couple
8-min drive from Havelock North in the heart of Hawkes Bay
Set amongst rolling farm hills, Savana Estate is truly a place to unplug from your everyday life and take some time out to relax. Tucked away down a private driveway you will be surrounded by farmland and quality amenities.
Accommodation comprises of 3 private super-king sized guest chalet’s and one king sized and one queen sized guest room in the main lodge, all with accompanying ensuite, private bar fridge and refreshment facilities. The chalets can accommodate a couple or twin share.
The chalets open onto private timber decks perfectly positioned to overlook the picturesque natural surrounds. The chalet nightly tariff includes a continental breakfast of local seasonal produce and homemade delicacies. The lodge is self catering.
Rates include full use of lodge facilities including outdoor swimming pool (opening early 2018), outdoor spa, free Wi-Fi, Freeview in each room.
Prices from $400 to $650 per couple
Auckland 5.5hrs; Rotorua 3hrs; Taupo 2hrs; Wellington 4hrs
McHardy Lodge is a 5 star Lodge situated in an historic 1890s villa on exclusive Napier Hill with stunning views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean. The Lodge has four sumptuous deluxe suites, featuring ultra comfortable super king beds and spacious bathrooms with deep tub or claw foot baths and separate showers, and two standard queen rooms with shower rooms en suite.
McHardy Lodge provides a luxurious and centrally located base from which to experience the Hawkes Bay wineries and gourmet dining experiences, the Art Deco heritage, golf at Cape Kidnappers, the Gannet Colony or our fantastic cycle trails around Hawkes Bay. Or it may be the perfect place to simply relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings in the Hawkes Bay sunshine, whilst still being within walking distance (or short drive) of the attractions of Napier City.
McHardy Lodge offers the finest hospitality and:
• unique guest suites with antique furnishings and the finest bedding
• library to relax in with open fire
• beverage and wine list
• gourmet breakfast using the best locally sourced fresh produce
• evening dining for parties of four or more by prior arrangement
• billiards room with full size billiards table
• heated swimming pool with lounging areas
• extensive verandahs for relaxation or breakfast dining
• free wireless internet access throughout the Lodge
• informal lounge area with wood burner
• attractive gardens with stunning views
• on site parking
Prices from $160 per couple
Dalry Country House is ideally situated to visit local vineyards for wine tasting.
Boutique shops & restaurants in Havelock North are a 20 minute drive.
A 30 minute drive away is the Art deco city of Napier with the attractive sea front, port, shops, cafes & the National aquarium.
The area has a wide range of activities, including golf, cycling, sailing & fishing. Visitors can take a trip to the gannet colony at cape Kidnappers or climb Te Mata Peak for a panoramic view of Hawke's Bay.
Prices from $200 to $230 per couple
Napier CBD is 8 minutes away & it is a 5-minute drive to Napier airport.
Biddy and Brin welcome you to their architecturally designed waterfront home offering warm hospitality, stunning sea views and beautiful sunrises from the comfort of your bedroom. We also offer cosy surroundings and a continental breakfast. The B&B suite consists of a private lounge (with TV, Netflix, fridge,tea/coffee making facilities) a separate bedroom (with queen bed and quality linen) and a private bathroom with spa bath and separate shower.
Enjoy the views across the beach towards Mahia, Napier port and Bluff Hill. Experience the magic of the sun rising out of the Pacific Ocean and on those special nights the full moon rising over the sea! As we are on the National walkway/cycleway, you may enjoy a walk or a cycle (we have bikes available) soaking up the Hawke's Bay sun. Most days you can enjoy a swim in the sea, right in front of our house followed by a welcoming hot spa.
Napier has many events over the summer including the Art Deco celebrations, the Mission winery concert and Church Road winery Jazz concert. The world class Cape Kidnappers golf course and gannet colony are a 30-minute drive away. There are also many wineries to visit and warm balmy evenings to enjoy.